San Jose Sharks Facing a Lengthy Rebuild

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For the San Jose Sharks, heading into the concluding games of a second consecutive poor season, there is a single question that will pervade the organization. At this point, it is beyond clear this team needs to begin a rebuilding phase. This is not a ‘one player away’ scenario. Semantics, terms like resetting or reload, […] READ MORE


Doug Wilson Era With the San Jose Sharks: Part 3

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In our third and final part of the series on San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson, we examine the last few seasons and how the team and its executive leader have fared since its inflection point. In the first part, we covered his history, in the second part, how three critical decisions formed the […] READ MORE


Inconsistency Is a Constant for the 2020-21 San Jose Sharks

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Inconsistency is something most coaches abhor. For the San Jose Sharks inconsistency is their norm in the 2020-21 season. 2020-21 San Jose Sharks Inconsistency; Six Games, Two Opponents In two recent games, one against the St. Louis Blues and the next game against the Colorado Avalanche, the Sharks totalled 12 goals, six in each game. […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: San Jose Sharks, New Jersey Devils, Montreal Canadiens

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Hello and welcome to a Tuesday edition of NHL Rumours! Another week of hockey is upon us and that means plenty of happenings. Teams continue to wrestle with injuries and postponements that alter lineups almost daily. Continue to visit the Last Word on Hockey as we stay on top of all the league news and […] READ MORE


The Most Overrated NHL Players in the League Today

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If there’s one thing the NHL isn’t lacking in, it’s superstars. Dozens of names come to mind when the word “elite” is mentioned. From Connor McDavid to Cale Makar, there is no shortage of star power throughout the league. In fact, the “elite” moniker is thrown around so much that its meaning has diluted. Dozens […] READ MORE


San Jose Sharks Brent Burns Future is Unclear

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After four straight playoff appearances, the San Jose Sharks have sunk back into the depths of the league. What was once considered a Cup contender is now a rebuilder, with very little cap room and multiple large contracts, both in term and average annual value. As a result, the Sharks are in a precarious situation with […] READ MORE



Finding the Formula to make for an Intriguing San Jose Sharks Season

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The upcoming 2021 NHL season promises to be filled with surprises and challenges. For the San Jose Sharks, the expectations are low, the challenges substantial. A good season will be a surprise. And yet, there is a San Jose Sharks formula for hope. The Formula for a Good San Jose Sharks Season If the Sharks […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2020-21 San Jose Sharks

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2020-21, where Last Word on Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the […] READ MORE


Unlikely San Jose Sharks Playoff Heroes

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Post-season heroes come in all forms from the star player to the unknown fourth-liner. We all know the exploits of the great playoff performers. However, we hardly hear about the unlikely playoff heroes. These unlikely post-season stars can contribute in many ways. Contributions could be for an entire playoff run, a series, a game, or […] READ MORE